Friday, February 29, 2008

Obama doesn't want to be called a liberal

But should be be so reticent. Contrast him with JFK:

...if by a liberal they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people - their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, their civil liberties..if that is what they mean by a "liberal" then I am proud to be a liberal.

3 comments:

Bob Waters said...

Can't blame him. I wouldn't want to be called a liberal, either.

Victor Reppert said...

Bob: Would you be offended if I called you a conservative?

Thought not.

IlĂ­on said...

Even if I knew that you meant it as an (attempted) insult, calling me 'conservative' could not offend me.

Perhaps Mr Obama is offended by the word 'liberal' because he understands that the word really means what we in America refer to by the word 'conservative.'

Perhaps Mr Obama prefers the other "l-word:" 'leftist' (which happens to be more accurate).